Fermilab Today September 28, 2009 - October 2, 2009

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Scottish Country Dancing Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 22 at Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing meets every week on Tuesday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. More info at x8194 or (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.

Weight Watchers at Work Coming Soon
Are you interested in a Weight Watchers at Work Program? The Recreation Department would like to offer a free informational meeting. If interested please call the Recreation Dept. at x5427 for more information.

International folk dancing, Thursday evenings begining Sept. 24 at Kuhn Village Barn
International Folk Dancing meets every week on Thurday from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. There are dances for children and teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english.

Annual Enrollment begins Oct. 1
2010 Annual Enrollment will be October 1 through October 23. You can make changes to your medical or dental plan or enroll in the healthcare or dependent care FSA for the 2010 plan year. The Benefits Office and Insurance Carriers will host Enrollment Resource Sessions to answer questions and provide materials. Announcement Letters will be sent to employee mail stations. Enrollment forms, Resource Sessions information and detailed plan information is available on the Benefits web-site at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/2009openenrollment.html or from the Benefits Office Wilson Hall 15th floor.

On-Site Prescription Eyewear Technican Dates of Absence
Please be advised that the contracted on-site safety eyewear technician will not be available: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 and Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Please make note when scheduling appointments. For more information please see http://www-esh.fnal.gov/eyewear/index.htm.

Yoga Class Begins October 6
This Yoga class is suitable for all ages and all levels of experience. Tuesdays, October 6 - November 24, 12:00 - 1 p.m., in the Ramsey Auditorium at Wilson Hall. Fee is $85. For more information call the Recreation Department at x5427. or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html.

Muscle Toning class begins October 6
The next session of Muscle Toning will be offered October 6 - December 17. This class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Recreation Facility Exercise Room. (Gym membership is not required.) Registration due September 29. Fee is $95. For more information call the Recreation Department at x5427 or visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/index.html.

Discounted Fright Fest Tickets beginning Oct. 9
Fermilab Fright Fest Days: October 9, 10, 11, 12, 23, 24, 25. Discounted Tickets are $28 each (tax included) and can be purchased in the Recreation Office, Wilson Hall, 15W. Cash/Check/Mastercard/Visa. For more information call x5427

Mentors wanted for Diversity Office's FermiLINK program
To help employees and users reach their full professional potential, Fermilab’s Diversity Office has launched FermiLINK, a mentoring program. The program is now accepting members. Fill out the form http://www.fnal.gov/pub/diversity/fermilink/mentor-form.html on the FermiLINK Web page http://www.fnal.gov/pub/diversity/fermilink/index.html to become a member. Learn more about the program at one of two Q&A sessions: Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m.- noon in One North or Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 3-4 p.m. in One West.

Scrapbooking Club Open House - Oct. 12
Join the Scrapbooking Club on Monday, October 12, in the Aquarium of Wilson Hall, 15 West. This is an open house from 11:30am - 1pm. Come when it's convenient to you, but try to allow an hour to create your projects. $5.00 fee at the door. Reserve your place with the Recreation Dept. at x5427 by October 8.

Excel Shortcuts class scheduled for Oct. 13
Learn the quickest way to navigate among worksheets. Create your own toolbars to help customize your worksheets and job functions. Learn shortcut menus, the most efficient ways to enter text and many, many formatting tips. Spend time working with numeric formats, creating codes, working with Styles. Learn the “shortcut” techniques available with the AutoFill function, how to customize AutoFill and work with ranges. Develop your calculation and formula skills. All throughout the day, keyboard shortcuts will be examined to help you quickly access each function. To sign up please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3631.

Thai Village restaurant discount
Corner of Wilson and Route 31, Batavia. The restaurant has long been known for its delicious authentic Thai Food. They would like to offer Fermilab employees this special $7 Lunch set menu (tax included) with 3 orders minimum. Available for dine-in, carry out or delivery. Show your Fermilab ID for discount. To see a menu http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/ThaiVillageLunch.pdf.

Fermilab hosts Workshop on Applications of High-Intensity Proton Accelerators - Oct. 19-21
Register now for the Workshop on Applications of High-Intensity Proton Accelerators, which will take place at Fermilab Oct. 19-21. Workshop attendees will discuss the challenges for building a high-intensity proton accelerator, focusing specifically on superconducting linear accelerators and their potential applications for such areas as discovery science and nuclear energy. The workshop will help enable the design of the proposed Project X, muon collider and other future accelerators that may use superconducting radiofrequency technology. To register please visit http://conferences.fnal.gov/App-Proton-Accelerator/index.html.

Access 2007: Intro class being offered Oct. 20
Learn to design,create and modify new databases and their various objects. To enroll or for further informaiton, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0047&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_vermi_id=00000X.

Interpersonal Communication Skills class being offered Oct. 21
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type. Develop the skills for more productive work relationships. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=LS000517&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Buttered Rum performs on Fermilab Arts Series Oct. 24
Pre-Concert Talk by the band on their alternative fuel touring van at 7 p.m. "Think of HBR as alternative bluegrass, or a pop-inspired-folk band, where a show might include the Beatles' Norwegian Wood, or a set that seems straight out of the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?" – SEATTLE TIMES. In the short time since Hot Buttered Rum debuted its music, dubbed as a "High Altitude Acoustic Experience," the band has been praised by fans, peers and national media alike, recognizing Hot Buttered Rum for their "stunning instrumental & vocal virtuosity." Tickets- $25/$13 for 18 and under. For more information please see http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills offered Oct. 28 and Nov. 11
Broaden your understanding of the main sources of conflict, the different modes of conflict management and the critical steps to joint problem solving and negotiation. To enroll, or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4659.

Facilitating Meetings That Work class offered Nov. 4
This course promises fast-paced coverage of the secrets of facilitating meetings that truly produce results. The agenda includes: understanding group dynamics, leveraging diverse learning styles in your group, handling heightened emotions and conflict, creative problem solving techniques, overcoming disruptive/uncooperative behaviors and master meeting-mover techniques. To enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0035&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre - at Fermilab Arts Series - Nov. 7
“Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. blends classic vaudeville shtick with wondrous new inventions to surprise, engage, amuse and beguile us.” - nytheatre.com. Fast-paced, energetic, universally engaging and theatrically clever, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. has won the praise and affection of audiences worldwide. Seen on the Late Show with David Letterman at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, on Broadway at the New Victory Theater and on stage and television in Chile, Japan, Ireland and Brazil (just to mention a few). Call 630/840.ARTS or go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture for more information.

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in October and November
Gain a clearer understanding of how piping systems fail and the code requirements and guidance to prevent such failures. Learn about the concerns and questions that must be addressed to produce a safe piping system, and learn where and how to get these answers. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4999.

"The Night Before Christmas Carol" at Fermilab Arts Series - Dec. 5
"David absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!" - Cedric Charles Dickens, Great-grandson of Charles Dickens. The Night Before Christmas Carol is a historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by Elliot Engel. It takes place in 1843 on the night that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous. Join Charles Dickens in his study as he composes his winter morality tale, and glimpse into the life of the real Dickens explaining his inspirations. Call 630/840.ARTS or go to http://www.fnal.gov/culture for more information.

Computer Security Awareness Day -- Tues, Sept. 29
Fermilab's annual Computer Security Awareness Day will take place in Wilson Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. This year's program will feature a special guest presentation about how cybercriminals use your information to make money, the underground economy of identity theft. Family members and friends of employees are welcome to attend the presentation at noon in 1 West. Other talks and trainings will take place in 1 West, Curia II and 1 North conference rooms throughout the day. For the complete schedule, see http://security.fnal.gov/CSADay2009..

Argentine Tango through Sept. 30
Our new tango series will consist of four classes starting Sept. 9. If you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes at noyes@fnal.gov. Eduardo Villalba will teach the next series of classes. Classes run each Wednesday through Sept. 30 in Ramsey Auditorium. Class set costs $60 per person or $18 per class - and the amount is due on the first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Practice prior to class - 7:00 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf.

Sign up for fall Science Adventures classes
Parents of children in grades K-10 can now sign up their children for the Education Office's fall Science Adventures classes. Visit our website at http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv for class listings and a downloadable registration form.

Submit advance leave agreement form
As part of its contingency plans for a widespread outbreak of the H1N1 flu, laboratory management recommends that you fill out and sign as soon as practical the advance leave agreement form http://wdrs.fnal.gov/policies/policy/H1N1_Advance_Leave_Agreement.pdf and submit the signed document to the Fermilab Records Office, MS 124. Payroll and federal regulations require Fermilab to have signed copies of the form before the laboratory can pay employees advanced leave. Receiving all signed forms ahead of the flu season will ensure that you will get paid when you need to stay home due to the flu even when you run out of leave time.

ACU presents “Investing in an Uncertain Market”, Oct. 1
In today’s economy it is important to plan for the future, especially when the market is turbulent. Join Financial Networks Advisor, Bill O’Malley to learn how to set realistic expectations and hear about three specific investment strategies that work during uncertain times. Mark your calendar for October 1 and join ACU at 12 p.m. in One North, Wilson Hall. Attendees will receive a free gift, while supplies last. Space is limited. Learn more and reserve your seat online, R.S.V.P. by calling (815)267-7731 or at ACU’s Fermilab Branch.

Toastmasters - Oct. 1
Need help giving a speech? Want to develop your leadership skills? Fermilab Toastmasters Club is the perfect organization for you! The mission of the Fermilab Toastmasters Club is to provide a supportive and positive learning environment in which members can develop oral communication and leadership skills, which will in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. The next Toastmasters Meeting will be held in the 7th floor race track, Thursday, October 1, beginning promptly at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information contact: bgalan1@fnal.gov

Special movie screening in Chicago for the Year of Astronomy - Sept 25 - Oct. 1
As part of the 2009 Year of Astronomy project, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago will show the film BLAST! about a team of scientists who hope to figure out how all the galaxies formed by launching a new telescope at the south pole under a NASA high-altitude balloon. Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. Filmmaker Paul Devlin will be at the movie theater at select dates for a Q&A session. For more information see this flyer http://www.blastthemovie.com/BlastChicagoOneSheet.pdf.

NALWO - Annual Autumn Potluck Luncheon - Oct. 2
NALWO, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women's Organization will host an annual autumn potluck luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2009 at Chez Leon in the Users' Center. Join lab women (guests, visitors, users and employees) as we begin our 2009 fall season. Please bring a dish to share: a casserole, salad, side dish, dessert or whatever you choose. Register by October 1 by calling Margie Nagaitsev at (630) 232-7308, or e-mail mnagaitsev@hotmail.com. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the laboratory, but you will need photo identification.

Day of Astronomy in Aurora - Oct. 3
The Naperville Astronomical Association will host A Day Of Astronomy on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 12:00 to 11 p.m. at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2950 Ogden Avenue (corner Ogden and Eola Roads), Aurora. Fermilab physicists Rich Kron and Dan Hooper will be among the presenters. Activities include sun observing, night sky observing and an exhibit hall. For more information see the NAA Web site:http://www.stargazing.net/naa/day-of-astronomy.html .

Prairie Seed Harvest Oct. 3
On Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can take your green-thumb skills to a new level to help restore Fermilab's prairie by collecting native seeds. Some of the seeds replenish nature areas at the laboratory while others help build prairies at area schools. Enter at Pine Street and follow signs to the harvest. Wear field clothes and gloves. Bring hand clippers and paper bags. A picnic lunch will be provided. If you bring a group, contact Roads and Grounds' Bob Lootens at lootens@fnal.gov. A second prairie harvest is scheduled for Oct. 31.

English Country Dancing, Oct. 4
English country dancing will next meet on Sunday October 4, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1:00 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The group usually holds a potluck supper to follow dancing. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will continue through the fall, winter and spring on the 1st Sunday of each month. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact folkdance@fnal.gov. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english.

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